Evidence-Based Practices Resources

The resources on this page may be helpful in guiding your evidence-based practices. 

Knowledge to Practice

A Manual for Behavioral Health Administrators and Practitioners About Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

The manual focuses on the concepts of recovery, resiliency and evidence-based thinking. It reviews examples of evidence-based and promising practices. It guides the reader through the selection and implementation process involved in adopting an evidence-based treatment to clinical practice and addresses quality management and sustainability. 

Web Resources

Additional Literature References

Evaluations of Research Studies

  • Chorpita, B.F., Yim, L.M., Donkervoet, J.C., Arensdorf, A., Amundsen, M.J., McGee, C., Serrano, A., Yates, A., Burns, J., Morelli, P. (2002). Toward large scale implementation of empirically supported treatments for children: A review and observations by the Hawaii empirical basis to services task force. Clinical Psychology, 9, 165-190. 
    • The authors use a modified version of the APA task force guidelines to examine the effectiveness of child treatments for anxiety, depression, ADHD, conduct and autistic disorders.
  • Crits-Cristoph, P., Frank, E., Chambless, D.L., Brody, C., Karp, J. (1995). Training in empirically validated treatments: What are clinical psychology students learning? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26(5), 514-522.
  • Foa, E.B., Keane, T., Friedman, M. (Eds) (2000). Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New York: Guildford Press.
  • Nock, M.K. (2003). Progress review of the psychosocial treatment of child conduct problems. Clinical Psychology. 10, 1-28.
    • Reviews current practices for evaluating research and describes a new method of review first proposed by Alan Kazdin. This method is used in this article to review and evaluate empirical treatments for child conduct problems. 
  • Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines, APA. (1995). Template for developing guidelines: Interventions for mental disorders and psychological aspects of physical disorders. Washington, D.C.: APA.              

Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practices

  • Addis, M.E. (2002). Methods for disseminating research products and increasing evidence-based practice: Promises, obstacles, and future directions. Clinical Psychology 9, 367-378.
    • Discusses ways to disseminate research and empirically supported treatments (EST). It addresses why it is important to combine clinical practice and research. This article also focuses on the promises, obstacles and future direction of both dissemination and EST.
  • Addis, M.E., Wade, W.A., Hatgis, C. (1999). Barriers to dissemination of evidence-based practices: Addressing practitioners' concerns about manual-based psychotherapies. Clinical Psychology 6, 430-441.
    • This article focuses on practitioners most common concerns related to implementing EBP. They include - "effects on the therapeutic relationship, unmet client needs, competence and job satisfaction, treatment credibility, restriction of clinical innovation, and feasibility of manual-based treatments". Each concern is addressed using two categories: what we know and future direction.
  • Hawley, K.M., Weisz, J (2002). Increasing the relevance of evidence-based treatment review to practitioners and consumers. Clinical Psychology 9, 225-230.
    • Reviews the many challenges of identifying and implementing EB treatments in a clinical setting: the use of treatments that are "possibly efficacious" while waiting for the research base to mature, how to select a treatment (i.e. for childhood depression) when there may be six effective studies using CBT but each differs from the other in significant focus and the need to find ways to support related clinician training.

Empirically Supported Treatments for Children and Adolescents

  • Chorpita, B.F., Yim, L.M., Donkervoet, J.C., Arensdorf, A., Amundsen, M.J., McGee, C., Serrano, A., Yates, A., Burns, J., Morelli, P. (2002). Toward large scale implementation of empirically supported treatments for children: A review and observations by the Hawaii empirical basis to services task force. Clinical Psychology, 9, 165-190. 
    • The authors use a modified version of the APA task force guidelines to examine the effectiveness of child treatments for anxiety, depression, ADHD, conduct and autistic disorders.
  • Nock, M.K. (2003). Progress review of the psychosocial treatment of child conduct problems. Clinical Psychology. 10, 1-28.
    • Reviews current practices for evaluating research and describes a new method of review first proposed by Alan Kazdin. This method is used in this article to review and evaluate empirical treatments for child conduct problems. 
  • Burns, B., Hoagwood, K., Mrazek, P. (1999). Effective treatment for mental disorders in children and adolescents. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2(4), 199-254. 
    • Results of an extensive literature search for effective treatments for prevention, traditional forms of treatment, community-based interventions and crisis and support services.
  • Kazdin, A., E., Weisz, J.R. (1998). Identifying and developing empirically supported child and adolescent treatments. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 19-36.
  • McCellan, Jon, M., Werry, J. (2003). Evidence-based treatments in child and adolescent psychiatry: An inventory. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(12), 1388-1400.
    • Examines effectiveness of psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, family and parenting and systemic interventions.